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Nicol Bolas says Rack Effects Matter

Commander / EDH Cruel Control Discard UBR (Grixis)



A throwback to the original discard decks which won by The Rack effects. Seems like most discard decks nowadays rely more on Megrim effects. Even back and forth’s I’ve had on commander pages on Facebook ppl don’t see the usefulness of Rack effects. All they worry bout is how to get around the fact that once opponents have no cards in hand that the Megrim type cards have no effect. Now with Rack effects that ain’t an issue.

And copycats for the above cards

Just keep them at no more than 0-2 cards in hand and all the Rack effects in here will make short work of the table. And there are a number of copycat cards in here that will stack on more Rack effects. One of the best synergies in the deck is to attach Elder Mastery to Lavaborn Muse or either of the other three creatures with Rack effects. Opponents will be discarding 2 cards on each of their upkeeps.


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Exchanged Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver for Narset, Parter of Veils I really wanted Narset’s static ability in here and the Deceiver happened to be the weakest link because of his high cmc.



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Date added 5 months
Last updated 2 weeks

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.20
Tokens 2/2 Zombie
Folders Uncategorized, Nice, Too expensive but cool, compare with mine, EDH possible, Nice, Grixis, commander, other people's decks that i like., checkitout
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